Lagos, Portugal

by Adrian on September 15, 2010

A ‘relaxing’ 24 hours.

It was quite nice to reach land after 5 nights at sea. Lagos is a great marina and one of the best we’ve stayed in. Good showers, laundry, lively bars, a good supermarket and chandlers nearby and a friendly atmosphere.

We arrived just before 10 in the evening so checked in (they had us on their system from last time 4 years ago), moored up in our allocated berth, had a shower and collapsed in bed.

The next day, apart from catching up on sleep and trying to rest a bit we managed a fry up English breakfast in a Brit café, gave the boat a good washdown, replaced a dead battery, restocked food, did a load of washing, went for a run, caught up on a few emails and did some work on the blog.

After all this it was suddenly 8 o’clock in the evening and we realised not only did we have to refuel, but we also had to exit the marina and pass under the lifting bridge whilst the office was still open.

So, we left our berth, refuelled, paid and tied up on the visitors pontoon outside the marina for the night ready for an early start in the morning.

We hadn’t eaten, so nipped out for a Chinese. This was my choice (as I fancied a different taste) and in hindsight was possibly not the best – given that we were in Portugal. That said, the food was fair and it was nice to eat out for a change.

A busy day but we achieved all we needed to before the next leg.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: